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in washington, d.c., with historian richard norton smith. >> sreenivasan: walking into the theater center is like tang a step back in time to the cobblestone streets of washington on april 16, 1855, the day after president abraham lincoln's death. newspaper headlines cover the walls of the new exhibit which ...in a building across the street from ford's theater where the president was assassinated. >> you walk to the third floor and you come to this mothy attic. the chronological treatment. >> reporter: presidential historian richard norton smith, who helped design the center, says its mission is to examine how lincoln has influenced americans great and small since his death. in part, that influence is symbolized by the 34-foot-high book tower that connects the center's three floors. it's made of aluminum and represents some of the roughly 15,000 works written about lincoln. >> the story didn't end on april 15. in some ways, the story begins. the story of what we want lincoln to be. which lincoln are we talking about? the evolution of the posthumous lincoln. it's like a mirror held up to
norton is attacking this new k2 is a very serious drug problem duriin the nation's capital. recentry she walked across the street to a store near a high school, walked in, intoek to the business owner and then talked to the manager and got him to promise selling synthetic marijuana, k2. she extracted a promise from him to stop selling it and throw away the supply in his store. >> lucky he didn't go to jail. it's a federal offense. >> this was confusing to me. the fact this was going on -- i cannot how congresswoman eleanor holmes norton, maybe she was tipped off by people in the community -- >> two of her staff people went in and purchased this. >> i can wanted all of that. but how could this guy be operating? >> because most people probably -- i bet you today -- this is the first time most adults have heard about this k2 synthetic marijuana, scooby snack they call it. i say, thank you eleanor holmes norton for her having the courage to walk in there and say, stop it. he's now been told, next time you go to jail or federal pen. >> she took direction action, held a news conference, got th
yield back. >> the gentleman yields back. mrs. norton? >> this is a question for mr. alves. in your inspector general's report, there is a troubling section on human capital management. you have found, i am quoting you now, only limited progress in implementing your recommendations. the most troubling part -- sentence says, in addition amtrak was increasingly at risk of encountering skilled shortages, as highly experienced, longtime employees retire. first i want to know where the gaps are, when you're talking about safety and risk. and then i have to ask mr. boardman, what is so difficult about creating training programs for employees that are already at amtrak, perhaps, so that people who are already trained can train to the next level and replace those who are retiring? i need to know more about the skill shortage risk, how serious it is. as people experience -- as there is some downsizing, from congress for example, you may find more people retiring. can i have a response on that? >> what we found was that amtrak human capital management was very focused on transaction-type thin
to save a drowning woman. cell phone video captured officer edward norton taking the plunge in torrential rain after a woman fell into the four point channel. norton is being praised for his quick action. he said it's all in a day's work. >> it's christmas in great britain and the royals are celebrating with traditions old and new. we have the latest from london. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica from a blustery london today. as the queen prepares for yet another holiday season, britons are looking back on a truly remarkable year. queen elizabeth may believe in a traditional christmas, but her promotional video of this year's christmas speech looks more like a movie trailer. in a year na marked diamond jubilee celebrations for her 60 years on the throne and her virtual parachuting into london's olympic games. >> they gave the rest of us an opportity to share something of the excitement and drama. >> reporter: in a technological first the speech is viewable in 3d when it airs tomorrow. still, there will be few surprises the at the windsor's estate where the royal family c
the record open til the 31st of december. how's that for a date, ms. norton? without objection, so ordered. we may have additional questions we'll submit to you. may i yield to ms. norton now? >> well, that's a fine date, mr. chairman. it will either be over the cliff or not by that time. [laughter] i very much appreciate this hearing. i want to say that i have been an officionado of public/private projects in my, in my own subcommittee on economic development where it's better known, better understood and extensively used. i have -- and that's why i'm very interested in its conceivable application to a railroad. if we did more public/private partnerships in construction and real estate in my other committee, we would have saved billions of dollars. now, i want to see whether or not that's the same if we're talking about railroads. i noticed in mr. offutt's testimony, i'm looking at page 9, that your examples where you recently advised on transactions tend to be examples like parking systems, concessions, parking concessions, airports and the like. have you ever advised on any prompt -- on
affiliate whdh has the story. >> reporter: cell phone video captures boston police officer edward norton taking the plunge. he jumped into the frigid fort point channel in a downpour to rescue a woman. >> she was in that water calling for help and i can swim. >> he didn't hesitate, ran down the steps, took off his belt and jumped in the water and swam over to get her. >> reporter: officer norton says the woman was drowning and he didn't think twice about diving in pool. >> one of the other officers had been given the life preserver from someone else. i think it came from the tea party museum so, that helped a lot. i was able to hold onto her with -- hold onto that while she was holding on to the life preserver while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> the life preserver around her and he swam to this floating device right here and just held on until the fire department came and then the divers jumped in the water after them. >> reporter: bystanders watched as a boat picked both of them up. >> i'll tell you what, that cop was a hero today. he didn't even think twice abo
. >> ms. norton? >> thank you, mr. chairman. mr. secretary, you've earned many happy birthdays for your long service to the united states in many capacities. >> thank you. >> first, i want to commend you and this administration. when i said let's get started, you got us started. you moved us off the dime. you've got 151 projects, they're all obligated. yes, you have some states divided, and, um, when they are divided, i think you're doing the right thing, take back the money. and look what you get, you get a bonanza of other jurisdictions. if florida and california are still debating whether or not they want to become second class states, be my guest. there will be many other states that move forward. and this is a country of jurisdictions. and some will come later -- all will come, and those who come early will be ahead. now, i indicated when we began that my concern is to produce -- intent on this project about a train to nowhere is unfortunately. but let me indicate one way that i think we could get over that. i think that hag -- has a lot to do with the fact that here again we are a
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